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Put a ring on it – a free pattern

Put a ring on it … on a napkin that is! image Recently  I made some napkin rings for the family for our dinner table – a different colour for everyone. These are quick and easy to make and are very handy! They use up very little yarn so make a great scrap-busting project. I made them up flat and then seamed. I made some in single crochet, some in double and some ripple-style. I will give instructions for all types but the photo tutorial will concentrate mainly on the ripple-style as there is a pattern involved. You will need:

  • Yarn and corresponding hook size. I used about 5m of sport weight yarn and a 2.5mm hook. For the single/double crochet versions, any yarn can be used really but for the ripple pattern, I would recommend more stitches per inch in order to fit in the ripples.
  • Tapestry needle

And here’s the link in Ravelry.

Single or double crochet versions

Make a chain long enough to wrap around the napkin:

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Then simply crochet back and forth, whether in single or double until you’ve reached the height you want. Line up the stitches on the 2 short edges and seam together, one for one. Easy, huh?!

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Ripple-pattern

The foundation chain should be a multiple of 12 as the ripple pattern is a 12 stitch repeat. For the yarn weight that I used, a chain of 36 was just right. Chain 3 and dc into the 4th chain from the hook:

Foundation chain
Foundation chain

The pattern repeat is as follows: 3dc, dc2tog twice, 3dc, 2dc in next stitch twice.

dc2tog: yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 leaving 2 loops on the hook, yarn over and insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2, yarn over and pull through 3 remaining loops on hook.

The decrease is what creates the “valley” of the ripple. Here is a close-up of the “2x dc 2 together” decreases. You can see that the 2 dcs come together to form a point:

dc2tog decrease - x2
dc2tog decrease – x2

The increase is what creates the “hill” of the ripple. Here is a close-up of the “2x 2dcs into one stitch” increase. You can see 2 stitches coming from one:

2dc in next stitch - x2
2dc in next stitch – x2

Repeat the pattern for however many multiples of 12 you had in your foundation chain. In my case, I repeated the pattern 3 times for 36 stitches. End the row with 2dc into the last stitch. Turn work and chain 3:

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1st row completed – turn and chain 3

1dc in the first stitch – this plus the chain 3 is the equivalent of an increase. Repeat the pattern across to the end and fasten of leaving a long enough tail for seaming:

2nd row completed
2nd row completed

Seam together and voilà! Make up as many as you like🙂

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Bon appétit et bon weekend!

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